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The Federal Circuit held that the PTAB is not required to address every claim challenged by the petitioner in final decisions on AIA reviews. (Credit: Law360)

Eyes On High Court As Fed. Circ. Again Limits AIA Appeals

The Federal Circuit on Wednesday shut down another argument that would have effectively permitted an end-run around a rule barring appeals of institution decisions in America Invents Act reviews, shifting attention to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon hear a case that could permit such appeals.

  • Ex-Bryan Cave Atty Admits Threat To Murder Ex-Coworker

    A former Bryan Cave LLP attorney admitted in Missouri federal court on Wednesday that he threatened to kill a former co-worker at the firm during a 2013 phone call, according to court filings and news reports.

  • Embattled AG Kane Survives Ouster Vote In Pa. Senate

    A move to oust Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose law license has been suspended in the wake of criminal charges, failed to garner the required two-thirds majority in an initial vote in the state’s Senate on Wednesday.

  • Judge In GM Ignition Switch MDL Won't Unseat Hilliard

    The New York federal judge presiding over multidistrict litigation over General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect on Wednesday shot down a plaintiffs attorney's bid to eject co-lead counsel Robert C. Hilliard of Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP from the litigation, saying that the "sometimes wild" accusations of impropriety are meritless and backed by scant evidence.

  • Healthy Marlboro Smokers In Mass. Denied Lung Screening

    Cigarette giant Philip Morris USA need not pay for annual lung screenings for a large class of currently healthy Marlboro smokers, a Massachusetts federal jury decided Wednesday, according to a Philip Morris spokesman.

  • AIA Reviews Don’t Need To Eye Whole Patents, Fed. Circ. Says

    The Federal Circuit on Wednesday gave its blessing to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s policy of conducting partial reviews of patents challenged in America Invents Act inter partes review petitions, rejecting Synopsys Inc.’s argument that the board must review all of the challenged claims.

  • J&J Hit With $13.5M Verdict In 2nd Philly Pelvic Mesh Trial

    A Philadelphia jury returned a $13.5 million verdict against a Johnson & Johnson unit on Wednesday in a case over allegations that the company’s faulty pelvic mesh implants left a woman with near constant pain and discomfort and an inability to have sex.